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SPARC Around the World

March 18, 2016

Brook Hill students had the opportunity to travel abroad this SPARC Week to two different locations: Costa Rica and Ireland. Students traveled with Miss Massingil and Coach K to sunny Costa Rica where the jungle meets the beach. We enjoy whitewater rafting, beautiful beaches, active volcanoes, South America’s longest zip line and whale watching. We […]

SPARC Across the Nation

March 18, 2016

Brook Hill Upper School students traveled across our great nation to learn and grow in knowledge and Christ-like character. Students traveled with our Founder, Stephen Dement, to the East Coast where they spent time learning about courage, character & leadership through the lens of the 1864 Battle of New Market. On the campus of Virginia […]

SPARC in Tyler

March 18, 2016

We had a variety of SPARC classes in the Tyler area this week. Students did a variety of special art projects at Creation Station SPARC, including handmade paper, silk screening, weaving, and touring the Tyler Museum of Art. In Game Design SPARC students created their own computer games using Microsoft Kodu software. We learned about […]

Christianity & The Founding Fathers (Washington DC)

March 18, 2016

Eighth grade visited the sites in Washington, D.C. to gain a better understanding of the relationship between our Christian faith and the founding of our nation. We took tours of the various memorials as well as the Smithsonian Museums, the Holocaust Museum, Washington Monument, Arlington National Cemetery, Mt.Vernon, and other sites. A private tour of the Capitol […]

Texas History Adventure SPARC

March 18, 2016

Brook Hill 7th graders experienced Texas History this week!  We visited the Texas State Capitol in Austin, the Alamo and Riverwalk in San Antonio, and participated in leadership and recreational activities at the T Bar M Camp in New Braunfels! It was a great week!

Hill Country of Texas SPARC

March 18, 2016

Sixth graders took on the Hill Country of Texas this week!  We visited Enchanted Rock, Hamilton Pools, and the Mammoth Site in Waco to discover the natural beauty and history of Texas.  When we were not visiting these sites, we enjoyed the fun and adventure of the Highland Lakes Camp on Lake Travis.  Camp life was full of […]

Nerd is the Word

April 01, 2015

For Nerd is the Word, our aim was to look at things in the entertainment industry—things that are often called “nerdy,” like comics, ukuleles, sci-fi films, and some games—and show the art and impact behind them. We merely scratched the surface of this broad and deep topic, but along the way we built ukuleles from […]

Seaing Texas

April 01, 2015

SEAing Texas (SPARC 2015) was an exciting and adventure-filled week as 9th and 10th grade girls mixed it up in the beautiful hill country of Texas. With water flowing through the activities, they played at SeaWorld over Texas, took a historical tour on Segways through the San Antonio streets, and zip lined across Lake Travis on […]

Fundamentals of Coaching

April 01, 2015

During Fundamentals of Coaching we took an in-depth look at the life of a coach. We discussed  every aspect of coaching from the day to day activities all the way to game management. Activities we did during the week included learning how to schedule, how to order equipment, and develop practice plans. We also had the opportunity […]

Art SPARC

April 01, 2015

Art Sparc was an incredible week! We painted and sculpted clay every day, honing our skills and even toured the Kimball Art Museum. Our students created beautiful artworks they will always treasure!

Science & Adventure

April 01, 2015

Students had various experiences with science and nature and shared several adventures.  On Monday they toured “Tiger Creek” big cat rescue center and learned how and why big cats – lions, tigers, cougars and cheetahs – are rescued and rehabilitated.  Additionally trips to Tyler State Park and Hill Creek Park offered not only hiking adventures, […]

Hooray for Hollywood!

April 01, 2015

Twenty-one students (7 Juniors and 14 Seniors) headed to Los Angeles for SPARC week 2015.  Dee and Julie Hanks were the chaperones along with Ashlyn Kindberg, tour guide, and Bernard Davis, bus driver. Five warm and sunny days were spent visiting educational and entertaining venues. Day One: We landed at LAX early Sunday morning and […]